Saturday, May 13, 2006

Two Important Articles To Read

Blind Eye to Culture of Abuse
Children of a polygamist sect have been exploited, molested for years.
By David Kelly and Gary Cohn
Los Angeles Times
May 12, 2006

COLORADO CITY, Ariz. — For half a century, while polygamous members of this remote enclave engaged in widespread sexual abuse and child exploitation, government authorities on all levels did little to intervene or protect generations of victims.

Where Few Dare to Disobey
Members of a polygamist sect endure abuses, or risk losing everything.
By David Kelly and Gary Cohn
Los Angeles Times
May 13, 2006

To his followers, Warren Jeffs is a teacher and spiritual leader who channels divine revelations — the man they call their prophet.

To the FBI, Jeffs is an accused rapist and fugitive on its 10 Most Wanted list with a $100,000 bounty on his head — a man it calls armed and dangerous.

Despite the conflicting images, one thing is clear: Jeffs' four-year reign as the patriarch of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or FLDS, has been the most tumultuous in at least 50 years.


Post a Comment

<< Home